Modojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,751 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Peggle: Dual Shot
Lowest review score: 10 Celebrity Dentist
Score distribution:
1751 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Considering the sheer wealth of content and attention paid to the DC lore, Scribblenauts Unmasked manages to rise above its shortcomings, making this game a smart pickup for comic book fans and players interested in using words, not just weapons, to save the world.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A Little War isn't a particularly deep or challenging game in its own right, but there is a lot of fun to be had from this free title - and it's one that doesn't push you too hard to hit up the coin store either. If you're looking for something to kill a few commutes to work or school, this micro-strategy title should be just the ticket.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's tough to dislike Blood Roofs, simply because its creators a.) set off to release something more ambitious than the competition, and b.) it's still an enjoyable video game. With this mind, don't be afraid to give it a taste.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So it's challenging (and perhaps a little too much so), but if you want something different that also highlights the extraordinary potential for placing game development in the hands of players, then we can't recommend the game enough.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By and large, Amazing Ants is a solid puzzler. At the same time, we can't help but feel déjà vu each time we fire it up, largely because we've seen and played titles like this before on touchscreen devices.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Space Wolf is a gorgeous and full-featured card battler with layers upon layers of strategic finesse that fans of the universe and genre will no doubt eat up. However, it relies on a hefty amount of "buy Y to do X" sensibilities, so if you can't get behind that, you might be better off with another strategy game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the game does play well, the lack of innovation or replay value really killed the rating for me. Big Fish Games is a great studio and it would be nice to see them pool their talent to do something really special with this series instead of rehashing the same old formula. If you're just crazy about hidden-object games though, you can't do better than this.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're happy to treat the game as something you'll play through once then likely move on, then there's bags of entertainment to be had from Tin Can Man.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you don't mind a rather steep learning curve, and are prepared to experiment with the default controls, you'll get plenty of mileage out of this tricky title.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a good game, but with some tweaking, Empty Flask could transform it into a great one. That said, it'll be interesting to see how it evolves over time, but for now, it provides a few sword-slashing thrills.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wipeout isn't perfect, but it still delivers enjoyable platforming that'll only get better with the inclusion of future updates. For now, it's still worth $1.99.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To play as the other demons, and enjoy their music and rhythm patterns in the corridor sections, you'll have to shell out an astonishing $2.99 per demon, or simply put up with repetitive corridor runs to get to the better stuff. If you think CSR Racing was greedy, you ain't seen nothing yet.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Dingles themselves have bags of charm and personality, and while the gameplay is a little repetitive, there's plenty of challenge to be had for those who simply must get every star.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bitcoin Billionaire is a very interesting game to say the least. The game can be very addicting because it is so simplistic and you really want to make as much money as you can. On the other hand though it is not really a game at all and if you are looking for something more challenging than tapping a screen over and over than look elsewhere.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The visuals look first generation iPhone, circa 2008. We understand there's only so much a developer can do with a mostly white background, but character faces, outfits and the countryside are mostly devoid of detail.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, it's a good time, for a couple minutes a day or an hour, but the game's simple nature works for and against it. There is no full-screen iPad support (you'll have to magnify the image), and the lack of Game Center integration dampens the appeal, since leaderboards would have been clutch.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    / ESCAPE comes up short, however, with its lack of online leaderboards, which is quite baffling, given the fact that most games these days (at least on iOS) come with Game Center support. That ultimately knocks / ESCAPE down a peg. Otherwise, it's a fun and action packed romp with plenty of thrills. Leaderboard or no, it's still worth a buck.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Our only complaint involves a noticeable lack of imagination when it comes to stage design, where each level begins to look the same, with similar enemies and hazards. If anything, cybertime played things too safe instead of letting its creative juices flow.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though its gameplay and presentation could use a little tweaking, Dead On Arrival 2 really isn't half bad at all. If you're a fan of zombie killing mayhem, you've no excuse for not giving it a go.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Zday's a cool game worth checking out, and at $1.99, you have little to lose. Moving forward, though, we'd like to see free updates that flesh out the story. Much like a zombie, this title could use more meat on its bones.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My Railway HD is likely to divide gamers. On the one hand, it's one of the most enjoyable freemium titles that we've played for a very long time: it looks beautiful, its mechanics are more engaging than most, and the game does an excellent job of guiding you through your career progress.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's clear to see where Humble Gaming drew its inspiration, but considering the quality game it created (free, by the way), we had no qualms putting Escape Bear into our rotation. Neither should you, for that matter.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not as in-depth as the duo's platforming adventures, Ratchet and Clank: Before the Nexus is an enjoyable endless runner with fun visuals and plenty of stuff to collect. It only makes you wonder if Sony might consider doing the same for other franchises - Sly Cooper, perhaps?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Angry Birds Stella is a good title with solid gameplay and quality cartoon visuals. The problem is that the game is one in a long line of similar entries, and people have come to expect a lot out from the franchise. On its own, Stella is definitely a great pick up, but if you are getting sick of Angry Birds it won't do much to get you back into the series.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dumb Ways to Die was clearly designed with casual players in mind, as it only takes a minute or so to croak (maybe less), depending how good you are. It's addictive, no question, but there's a considerable lack of games.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a technically solid, enjoyable title and includes enough new features (just) to make it a worthy addition to your device. With that said, if you possess even a smudge of cynicism, then the immediate influence of Tiny Wings on Sugar High can only take a little of the shine off Biscuit's adventures.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Niggles about the reactiveness of the controls sit awkwardly with a game that's presumably built around fast-paced combat, but Blood Ninja is still a very enjoyable game indeed.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Expansion missions are ubiquitous to the genre and so it's no surprise to see them make an appearance here: grow so many berries, buy another farm, clear out some swampland for further territorial growth etc etc. As I say, these sorts of tasks aren't exactly unique to Monster Story, but it certainly enforces the sense of deja vu.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ridge Racer Slipstream is flat in a few areas, particularly with the strenuous earning system and the lack of online multiplayer. However, if you're a fan of the series or looking for an ideal racer for the holidays, this one will rev your engine.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thankfully, the game runs decently enough most of the time, and that being the case, Sushi Mushi is one of the surprise gems of the App Store, an attention-grabbing match-three puzzler that'll provide hours of enjoyment, while making users the slightest bit hungry in the process. Recommended.

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